NOT Quartzite, Arizona
Arches National Park, Utah
You may have read in the news where two people died last week and a third seriously injured when they slipped and fell into the sandstone bowl beneath Delicate Arch. I am really surprised more people aren't injured or die from falling here. I did this hike a few years ago and unfortunately cannot find my pictures from that day. I had to take this one from the internet. After several miles of hiking I remember walking out from behind some rocks and presented with this view. When I emerged from the rocks I then felt the full force of the fierce wind blowing that day. I watched as people walked around the rim of the bowl so that they could stand beneath the arch and take a picture of themselves. Nope, no way. It ain't happening and I stayed put. A lady was standing near me not venturing any further. Smart woman. A sudden gust of wind blew across the bowl (we heard it coming) we both hit the deck to keep from getting blown over.
I suppose it is possible someway to get down there...somehow. Thank goodness there wasn't this many people there when I did the hike.
They said that day of the tragedy the rock was wet and slippery. Add some wind and it's not good.